For some children, receiving regular dental care is simple. But for special needs patients, a visit to the dentist can be stressful and challenging for the child and parent alike. Every child needs routine dental care, but children with special needs have a higher risk of dental diseases. We have a special place in our hearts for special needs children. Pediatric dentists have unique expertise and extra training to treat children with special needs. Beyond dental school, pediatric dentists have extra years of specialized training in areas such as addressing anxiety related to dental visits.
Often, children with special needs require more assistance and practice in taking care of their teeth. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends visiting a pediatric dentist on your child’s first birthday or when the first tooth appears for your child’s dental needs. Children who have special needs have a lot of sensitivity around their oral cavity. Working with a good pediatric dentist can often help parents get through dental structure changes and feeding problems, preparing parents and children for the developmental changes coming in the future. Because of these challenges, it’s so important for parents to find a pediatric dentist who is skilled in working with children with special needs.
Special Needs Dentist Appointment
At 2 Smile Dentistry, our pediatric dentists have special training and experience in treating patients who have special needs, including physical disabilities, developmental disorders, and special behavioral and emotional needs. We regularly see patients who have a hard time coping with the delivery of dental care and a high level of dental fear. Our general dentists and Special Needs Dentists use a compassionate and comprehensive approach to provide preventive oral health care and always up to date with the latest in pediatric research. We work closely with parents and families to help special needs children stay healthy and smile for life! Call us at (855) 263-4605